root division propagation

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let’s talk root division propagation!

There are a few different ways to clone your favourite plants. Not sure where to start? Do not fret, root division provides a quick and easy way to double up your plant collection.

propagating with root division

propagation by division

Propagation by division is pretty much exactly how it sounds. It is when you divide a plant into multiple plants. This method is best used for plants like snake plants, ZZ plants, peace lilies, pilea or spider plants.

what is root division?

Root division is another form of division propagation. It is super simple. All you have to do is separate sections of a plant, including a section of their roots. These new sections can then be repotted and nurtured to grow into new plants

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here is what you will need to get started.

One of your favourite plants

(best results are with plants like pilea, snake plant, spider plant or peace lily)

Clean, sharp scissors or clippers

Miracle-Gro Indoor Potting Mix

A nursery pot or a decorative pot with drainage holes

spotlight of crowns in root division process

look for ‘crowns’

Look for ‘crowns’ in the parent plant. These are sections that can be easily separated and will have its own root ball.

loosen up the soil

Take the parent plant out of its pot and loosen up the soil. Once the soil is loose enough, you can separate the crowns. Be sure to keep as many healthy roots as possible on your new section. If they do not come apart easily, you can gently trim the section with your clippers.


Repot your parent plant with new potting soil such as Miracle-Gro Indoor Potting Mix. Make sure the roots are fully covered with soil. Then pot the section you just divided. Again, make sure its roots are fully covered with soil and you have chosen a pot the right size for your new plant.

And as easy as 1-2-3 you have a new plant! Still have questions about propagations? We’ve got answers. Check out our post about propagating your plant pals.


root division

root division


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